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Economic Development
 Fernley - City of Opportunity

Fernley has tremendous development and business opportunities and is well located for major manufacturing and distribution centers serving the western states. An ideal western location with a pro-business climate, the City is thriving in transportation and distribution with businesses that are relocating and expanding, ranging from multi-national companies to micro and home based businesses. 

The City of Fernley, a 164-square mile community located just 30 miles east of Reno/Sparks on I-80, is strategically located as a north-south / east-west transportation hub for both highway and rail with close proximity to western markets. Several Fortune 500 companies have discovered Fernley's affordable industrial parks, large land parcels with rail and highway access.  

The sixth largest city in Nevada, Fernley has a strong economic base and a diverse marketplace. With all of the advantages that Fernley has to offer, the City has attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are looking to provide employees and their families with an outstanding quality of life.

Fernley draws from a talented and educated workforce filled with leaders in the high-tech, distribution, manufacturing, transportation, and service industries.

With excellent public schools, a community technology center, and nearby higher learning institutions, Fernley offers a learning and entrepreneur environment that benefits employees and their children.

The City's open space, and proximity to Reno-Sparks provide diverse entertainment opportunities for residents, employees, and visitors with unlimited cultural and recreational opportunities also available in the Greater Tahoe region.

Business Support Services
Fernley has an Economic Development Team to proactively meet the needs of the business community. The team provides a one stop service, guiding businesses through the regulatory process to assist in addressing local opportunities. The City Team is committed to providing feedback on your initial development application, saving you time and effort when it comes to your final planning approval. Fernley also has streamlined the planning and development process and reduced approval time of permits in order to expedite quality developments.

Come find out what others have experienced in Fernley and be a part of our community's dynamic future! You will not find another location that has all the recreational and quality of life amenities, healthy business climate, economic diversification, and value anywhere; it's that simple.

Please contact the City Manager's Office for more information or to discuss opportunities for locating or expanding your business in Fernley. 

 Helpful Links

Nevada Site Locator

State of Nevada

Nevada Commission on Economic Development (NCED)

State Incentives

Lyon County 

Management Assistance Partnership (MAP)

NV Energy Economic Development

Nevada Job Connect

Nevada Manufacturers Association (NMA)

Nevada Microenterprise Initiative (NMI)

Nevada Technology Council (NTC)

Nevada World Trade
Council (NEWTRAC)


Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) 

UNR - Nevada Small Business Development Center (NSBDC)

USDA - Rural Development Office